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IN MEMORIAM

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  MAJOR MARVIN GRIGSBY STRODE
1935 - 2016

From Mildred White, 91st AOC: Captain Strode was my Captain when I attended SPI, 91st AOC and was instrumental in me receiving a scholarship from the South Carolina SPIAA of which he was a member and later so was I.  SCSPIAA was the closest state chapter we could join. Georgia organized a chapter many years later.  Captain Strode was my first Captain when I was hired as the first female police officer in 1973 and one of the best supervisors
with Savannah Police.  Millie White, 91st AOC, Durango, CO

From Ronald W. Cook, Sr., 45th AOC, Past President SPIAA: Marvin was a dedicated alumni of U of L, The Southern Police Institute and the SPIAA.  He faithfully attended the conferences for over 50 years, and was directly involved in hosting three conferences in South Carolina. He and his family were well known by the SPI staff and SPIAA attendees.  Ronald "Ron" W. Cook Sr., Lt. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Retired, 45th AOC, Past President SPIAA

          Major Marvin Grigsby Strode, Savannah Police Department, Retired, 81, of Savannah, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at Memorial Medical Health University surrounded by his family. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was a veteran, having served in the US Air Force and a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville.  Major Strode retired after 32 years, with the Savannah Police Department, where he served in many command rolls and retired as a Major. He worked for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department for 7 years, and, after retirement from the police department, was Head Security Officer with the Chatham County Court House for 7 years.

          He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a member of Ardsley Park Baptist Church for 62 years, where he was a Deacon Emeritus and an active member in the Vota Vita Coursey Sunday School Class.

          He is survived by his wife, Erline Shearouse Strode of Savannah, Georgia, 3 sons, Sammy Strode, Greg Strode (Twila Taylor Strode), and Randy Strode, a daughter, Suzanne Strode Schuman (Drew Brunson Schuman), a brother, Fred Owen Strode, 8 grandchildren (5 girls and 3 boys), 1 great grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Buena Strode, and four brothers.

          Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the Baker McCullough Funeral Home, Hubert C. Baker Chapel. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ardsley Park Baptist Church, with Rev. Buddy Clay, and Rev. John Tillman. Major Strode will be taken to the church to lie in state at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with Police Honors, by the Savannah Police Department. Pallbearers will be: Grandsons, and Honorary Pallbearers, will be the Board of Deacons of Ardsley Park Baptist Church, members of the Savannah Police Department, and Members of the Court House Security Officers. Remembrances: Ardsley Park Baptist Church.

Please leave a condolence for the family Guest Book.

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 BARBARA K. CAMPBELL

November 5, 1940 – October 23, 2016

     Barbara K Campbell,75, passed away Sunday October 23, 2016. She was born November 5, 1940, in Rosewood, IN, to the late Kermit Mason and Mary Kirkham Mason.

She was a member of Highland Baptist Church, a charter member of the Jean Janes mission group, and served on many committees at her church, and women's auxiliary at S.P.I.A.A. She had been a hostess for many years with the Junior Miss KY pageant and the Miss Kentucky pageant. She participated with the Miss Vicki's estate sales.

Survivors include her husband Bob E. Campbell, her daughters Laura K Hamilton and Leann Gritton (Jack), her step-daughter Denise Hendrick (Jay), her two sisters Carolyn Johns and Nancy Hottell, and her six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
 


Services to celebrate Barbara's life will be held at 10 am, Thursday, at Highland Baptist Church, 1101 Cherokee Road, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, IN.

Visitation will be 1 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, at Arch L. Heady, Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to: Jean Janes mission group at her church or to U of L S.P.I. Dorothy Clore Scholarship Fund.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to University of Louisville/Dorothy Clore Scholarship Fund, c/o Southern Police Institute, McCandless Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, RE: In Memory of Barbara Campbell, or online through the SPIAA webpage.

Please leave a condolence for the family at www.archlheadywestport.com

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  ANDREW "DREW" FAGAN CANNADY

AOC 68 August 8 - November 5, 1982
Past President, North Carolina Chapter of SPIAA
 

 

Andrew “Drew” F. Cannady, 66, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. 
March 11, 1949 – May 11, 2015.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1900 West Market St., Greensboro, NC. Inurnment followed at the church columbarium.  Drew was born on March 11, 1949 in Wake County to the late Armstrong and Margaret Cannady.

Drew retired in January, 2004 after nearly 31 years of service with the Greensboro Police Department rising to the rank of Captain. He supervised Field Operations, Tactical Division, Vice Narcotics, Special Operations Division, Records Division and Criminal Investigations Division. He was most proud that he mentored numerous young officers who eventually became Captains, Deputy Chiefs and Chiefs of Police.

He was president of Cannady Associates, a law enforcement consulting firm. Drew was an assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) with numerous assessments across the country. He received his BS in Administration of Justice from Guilford College and Master of Arts from UNC-Greensboro. Drew was also a member of the North Carolina National Guard 1969-1991 where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class and trained officer candidates. He was a member of First Christian Church and Summit Rotary Club. Other civic involvement included Greensboro Jaycees where he served as a member of the executive committee of the Greater Greensboro Open and served as President of Jaycee Oldtimers.

Drew was past President of the North Carolina Chapter of the Southern Police Institute's Alumni Association, past President of Greensboro 100 Club, Board of Directors of Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and served as a Special Olympics volunteer. He was also an active member of the First Christian Men's Fellowship.

Drew cherished his friends both in and outside the law enforcement profession, including his friends from the Jaycees, Rotary, church, Taurus Investment Club and the 100 Club. Certainly his pals at Fisher's will raise a glass in his honor.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia H. Cannady; son, James Andrew Cannady; brother, Cary Bunn Cannady and nephew Grayson Cannady of Zebulon, NC; aunt, Dr. Olena Bunn of Greensboro; and cousin David Bunn and his wife Ellen Birrell of Santa Paula, CA.The family wishes to thank Teresa Arnold, Susan Singer, Randy Ariail and Brenda Bishop for their gracious yet gentle, steadfast care of Drew in his final days. Their friendship and love has meant so much.

Immediately following the service, the family received friends in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church, 1900 West Market St., Greensboro 27403. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church at the address above, The Greensboro Police Foundation, P.O. Box 26140, Greensboro, NC 27402 and Summit Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 930, Greensboro, NC 27402.

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  HERBERT E. BOND

AOC 30 September - November 1963

HERBERT E. BOND was retired as Sheriff of Ware County, Georgia.  He was the only person in Waycross and Ware County history to serve as both Chief of the Waycross Police Department and Sheriff of Ware County. He served as Sheriff longer than anyone else in Ware County History. He passed away on May 8, 2015, at theMayo Clinic Health System at Waycross Georgia following a lengthy illness.  He was 89.

From James Pope:  Sheriff Bond was instrumental to policing in south Georgia and became a legend in the region and state for his integrity and desire for the advancement of the police profession. He and my grandfather Ray Pope worked together to bring education and training standards to the police profession in Georgia. He was able to see the errors of policing during the 1950s and 1960s and help mold the future of the profession into the great police force that it is today. During a tumultuous time in the south, Waycross was able to integrate many private businesses far ahead of any other town in the deep south because the police department was operated by forward thinking and equal minded men like Mr. Bond. Many future chiefs and sheriffs got their start under Hubert Bond and his outstanding impact to law enforcement will remain for many years to come.

Thank you,
James Pope
Waycross, GA

 

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  DONALD M. PRINCE

Husband of past SPIAA Secretary, Jean Moe-Prince

PRINCE, Donald M., a resident of Equality, Alabama was born September 2, 1947 in Palatka, Florida and passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 66. Don was retired from the Orange County Fire Department, Orange County Florida. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at Equality United Methodist Church. Funeral services are Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Equality United Methodist Church with Bro. Gene Lankford and Bro. Bill Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Equality United Methodist Church Cemetery. Don is survived by his wife, Jean Moe-Prince and numerous nieces and nephews.

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EDNA ODOM LEMMOND

LEMMOND, Edna Odom, 79, of Laurinburg, North Carolina
June 14, 1934 – March 4, 2014

          Edna Lemmond died peacefully after a visit to the dentist. She was the widow of Rick Lemmond of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Mother of Frederick M. Lemmond 82nd AOC (Lieutenant Retired North Carolina Highway Patrol and Past SPIAA National Treasurer), Mother of Nancy Maultsby (Past National President SPIAA Auxiliary), and Mother-in-law of Melissa Lemmond (Past National President SPIAA Auxiliary). The Lemmond family has been great supporters of the SPI, the Alumni Association and the Auxiliary. The Alumni Association named their annual convention golf outing in their honor. Edna was the keeper of the history of our association and a great person to be with. She shall surely be missed.

     She is survived by her sons, Fred Lemmond (Melissa) of Henderson, Paul Lemmond (Terry) of Laurinburg, and Michael Lemmond (Wendy) of Greensboro; her daughter, Nancy Maultsby (Alex) of Zebulon; her sister, Carolyn Herndon of Bennettsville, SC; her sister-in-law, Raleigh; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

      Born June 6, 1934 in Marlboro County, SC she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Nancy Wynn Odom and widow of the late Frederick "Ricky" Lemmond. She served with Greenville TV and Appliance in Greenville, the Richmond Parks & Recreation, and with the Clerk of Superior Courts in wake and Guilford County.

      Edna was a founding member and past president and secretary of the NC State Highway Patrol Auxiliary, a past president and historian of the State Police Institute Alumni Auxiliary, and a volunteer for Hospice of Scotland County.

      An active member of the First United Methodist Church, she was the Wednesday night supper cook and coordinator, a church office volunteer, and a member of the United Methodist Women, JOY Club, Cynthia Class, and the Sandhills Emmaus Community.

     Charity donations in Edna's name are requested to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.

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Service Information

Visitation:
Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Nettie Hammond Fellowship Hall
First United Methodist Church
101 W. Church St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Service:
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 11:10 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
101 W. Church St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352

 

 

 

 

RAMON L. WILSON
AOC 82
44th President of the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association, 1994-1995
 

WILSON, Major Ramon L, 78, of Boone County, Kentucky
December 8, 1935 - February 15, 2014

     Ramon L. Wilson 82 AOC was the 44th National President of SPI Alumni Association. He served as President from 1994-1995. In 1995 he hosted the National Alumni Conference in Northern Kentucky. He was a retired Major from the Boone County Police Department, Kentucky. He and his entire family attended every conference. His three daughters often entertained the conference delegates by singing. The loss of his wife in January 2011 and his illness prevented him from attending these past few years.  

Ray's Daughter Robin writes: "You know how very proud he was to be involved and a part of the SPIAA.  We have designated donations in lieu of flowers to be made to the SPIAA in his honor.  He will proudly be wearing his class ring and SPIAA past president placard for the service."

     He was an Army Veteran; Retired Major for the Boone County Police Department and developed their Photography Department; Graduate of the 82nd AOC Southern Police Institute and was Historian of his Class; Past President in 1994-1995 of the SPIAA; Member of Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion; loved music and UK Basketball.  He was preceded in death by his wife Alma Wilson in January 2011 and is survived by daughters Ramona Wilson, Rene’ L. (Larry) Jent and Robin (Eric) Vogelpohl, and grandchildren Kevin Robinson and Amanda Russell.

     A memorial service will be held at 10AM Friday February 21 at the Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5-8PM at the Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ramon Wilson’s name may be made to the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.

Service Information

Visitation
Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41402
Service
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41402

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       CLARK MORROW
     AOC 110

     August 15, 1962 - February 1, 2014

     Clark Morrow, 51 of Olathe, passed away unexpectedly on February 1st, 2014 at his home. He was born on August 15th, 1962 to Robert and Barbara Morrow in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

     Clark worked as a police officer in the City of Olathe from January 19th, 1989 until he retired on March 18th, 2013. During his service to the community of Olathe he worked as a Police Officer in Patrol and Investigations; a Sergeant in Patrol and Police Administration; a Lieutenant in Investigations; a Captain in Investigations and Patrol; and a Major in Support Services. During his time of service he was the recipient of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police Silver Award for Valor in 1993 as well as the department’s Medal of Valor and Purple Heart uniform bar.

     Additionally, Clark received the highest award given to law enforcement officers with the City of Olathe three times-the William A. Shepard Award. He was the commander for the first few days in Greensburg, Kansas after the devastating tornado strike there. He proudly served the citizens of Olathe and the regional area for 24 years.

     For more than a decade Clark has been writing films, plays and books. In 2006 his screenplay “Peepers” was a finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Nicholl Fellowship. He went on to write several original screenplays and teleplays and was working with producers in Hollywood developing film and tv projects. Since retirement he has been dividing his time between Olathe and Los Angeles. His play “The War Room” was selected for presentation and workshop as part of PlayLab at the Great Plains Theater Conference in 2012. He recently completed his first novel “Hitch in the City.” He was a proud member of the Writers Guild of America, West and the Dramatists Guild of America.

     Clark was a genuine, caring man who had a deep love for his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by many.   He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Brenda Lee Miller.

     Clark is survived by his wife of thirty-two years Andrea Morrow and his loving daughters, Emma and Mairen, and his “adopted” son, Andrew Whiteside and his brother Danny Morrow.

A memorial service will be 10AM Sat. Feb. 8th at the College Church of the Nazarene 2020 E. Sheridan, Olathe, Ks, the family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-8PM at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Andrea Morrow for a college fund to be supplemented for Emma and Mairen. To leave a special message for the family please visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com

Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 5, 2014

Service Information

Visitation:
Friday, February 07, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan, Olathe, KS 66062

Service:
Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 10:00 AM
College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan, Olathe, KS 66062

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John Wesley Burrow
AOC 17
Turned 100 on March 5, 2013 (March 5 1913-March 29, 2013)

 

          Captain John Wesley Burrow, 100, of Salem, Va., passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Almyra Beazley Burrow (Almyra’s online obituary deceased April 15, 2010). He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Lynn Burrow, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Richard and Janet Burrow, of Roanoke. Capt. Burrow is also survived by nine grandchildren; ten great-granddaughters; his sisters, Katherine B. Munt Tompkins, Helen B. Adams, and Ruth B. Figg; brother-in-law, Kenneth Figg; sister-in-law, Lillian Burrow; a number of nieces and nephews; and his devoted family friend, Mattie Mann.

          John Burrow was born on March 5, 1913, the son of Joseph Henry and Ladye Pierce Warren Burrow. He spent his childhood near Burrowsville in Prince George County, Va., where he grew up on a farm in a family of eleven children, five girls and six boys. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by seven brothers and sisters, Aubrey Burrow, Joseph Burrow Jr., Waverly Burrow, Billy Burrow, Dick Burrow, Jennie Mae B. Hedgepeth, and Sue B. Hohman.

          After enlisting in the Navy in 1942, he served in World War II for three years, two as Chief Warrant Officer aboard the USS Alpine, an amphibious ship in the Pacific Theatre of Operation. He was the recipient of six Bronze Stars, the WWII Victory Award, and a Navy Unit Commendation Award.

          After the war, he returned to his former position as Trooper with the Virginia State Police. Throughout the following years, he moved through the ranks with assignments in eight Virginia communities. In 1961, Capt. Burrow became the first Commander of the Sixth Division when it was established in Salem. He remained there as Division Commander until his retirement in 1973 with 34 years of service.

          He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Salem for 51 years and was a member and past president of the Salem Kiwanis Club.

          In 2010, the Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution commending Capt. Burrow for his outstanding service to the citizens of the Commonwealth, an “expression of the admiration, respect, and gratitude of the General Assembly.” In 2013, on the occasion of his 100th birthday, the City of Salem issued a Proclamation in his honor and he received a Plaque of Recognition from the VSP Alumni Association.

          The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, VA.  Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home’s chapel. There will also be a period of visitation on Saturday, April 6, 2013 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Newville United Methodist Church in Disputanta, Va. A graveside service will then follow at 11 a.m. in the Burrow Family Cemetery adjacent to the church. The Virginia State Police will provide an Honor Guard for the services.

          Memorial gifts may be given to First United Methodist Church at 125 W. Main Street in Salem, Va. 24153; to the Newville United Methodist Church at 9014 Hines Road in Disputanta, Va. 23842; or to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Brandon Oaks Rehabilitation Center, as well as many friends and family members who supported John, especially during his 99th and 100th years.



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  Edward Lovell Mercer
38th AOC, August 28-Nov 17, 1967

      Edward Lovell Mercer passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. He was born in Greenville, KY, on June 3, 1942.He was a proud graduate of Owensboro Senior High School and earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Louisville. He was also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and the F.B.I. National Academy.

       Ed joined the United States Army after graduation from high school and served three years (1959-1962). He was with the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany during the time when the Berlin Wall was erected. Ed was appointed to the Louisville Division of Police on January 29, 1964 and served the City of Louisville for 27 years. He retired with the rank of Major/Assistant Chief and was the Chief of Detectives for the last five years of his service. Among his many achievements, he was the founder and first commander of the Louisville Police Honor Guard. He also established the nationally recognized Crimes Against Children Unit. He went on to serve as the director of the Division of Special Investigations of the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and then as the director of Enforcement for the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. He retired from active law enforcement in 2003 and became a private investigator. In 2008, he was appointed by the governor to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators and served as the chairman of that board until 2012. In addition to his law enforcement career, Ed served as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville, Austin Peay State University, Bethel University and Sullivan University. Additionally, he lectured nationwide for the Southern Police Institute. He also taught frequently for the Louisville Police Academy and the Kentucky Department for Criminal Justice Training. He was a Master Mason and Past Master of Sunset Lodge 915, F.& A.M. He was also a 32nd degree Knight Commander of the Court of Honor of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Louisville; a member of the York Rite bodies and a past commander of the Legion of Honor of the Kosair Shrine.

       Ed's involvement with the Boy Scouts of America spanned most of his life. He was a Scout as a boy, then served in many positions as an adult leader. He was a member of the Lincoln Heritage Council Executive Board, the Southern Region Executive Board and the National Boy Scout Advancement Committee. For his service to Scouting, he was awarded the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope. After his retirement, Ed satisfied a lifelong ambition by writing and publishing a novel. His book, The Dead Stroll, a novel about police investigations in the 1960s in Louisville, was very successful in Louisville area and stayed on The Courier Journal local best-seller list for 10 weeks.

       He is survived by his wife and best friend, the love of his life, Sharon Eli Mercer; his son, Owen Edward Mercer; his daughter, Mauri Smith (Curtis); his brother, Harry D. Brown, of Greenville; his sister, Frances Baker, of Hopkinsville, KY; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and his beloved Golden Retriever, Sarah.

       There will be a celebration of Ed’s life at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Visitation is 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. An FOP memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday with a Scottish Rite service to follow. Interment will be at McKnight Cemetery in Christian County, KY. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kosair Charities; Lincoln Heritage Council, B.S.A; The Scottish Rite Foundation; or GRRAND. Condolence notes to Sharon E Mercer, 4627 Beaver Rd., Louisville, KY 40207-3513.

          In 2011, Ed was a guest speaker at the International Association of Women Police Annual Training Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.  He became a quick favorite and gave insights on how he developed characters for his book, The Dead Stroll, available at amazon.com.  Ed was working on his second book when he passed away. Shown below are photos from the book signing in 2011 at the IAWP Conference.


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Jerry W. Lovitt
81st AOC

          Jerry W. Lovitt passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at home surrounded by his loved ones and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Williamsburg, he was born July 3, 1945, to the late Elmer and Edna Prewitt Lovitt. Jerry served 35 years in the military including U.S. Army, National Guard and Coast Guard, retiring as commander of the 615th MP Det. (CID). He received the Soldier’s Medal and the Legion of Merit Award as well as many others. He was a career Kentucky State Police officer, holding every permanent and appointed rank in the organization, and retired after 27 years as commissioner. He was a former commander of the Richmond Post 7 and was awarded the KSP medal for meritorious service and the Valor Award for bravery. He earned his MA from Eastern Kentucky University, where he was a adjunct professor in the school of law enforcement, was selected outstanding alumni in 1991, and was inducted into the EKU Hall of Fame in 1995. After his retirement, he worked for the city of Nicholasville for more than 10 years. Jerry was a member of Southland Christian Church, the Hart Lodge No. 61 F & AM, and numerous law-enforcement organizations, as well as the Nicholasville Rotary Club, serving on the scholarship committee, the DAV, and many other boards and committees.

          He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debbie Roberts Lovitt; son Jerry Marc Lovitt and wife Heather; his granddaughters whom he dearly loved, Erin Harper and Jessica Noelle; brothers Matt and wife Becky, and Joe and wife Pat; sister Naomi; special cousin Jr. Prewitt; and dear friends John and Monica West, whose support helped fight this battle. He was preceded in death by the light of his life, daughter Sara Hart Lovitt; three brothers Paul, Charles and Martin; and sister Retha. His remembrance ceremony was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore, and was officiated by James Hodge and Charlie Johnson. Honoring him as pallbearers were KSP Post 7. Honorary bearers were John West, Hugh Henkle, Jesse Holbrook, Gerald Cobb, Don Falin, Jim Tipton, Charlie Johnson, Billy Wellman, Whiz and David Latham. He was laid to rest beside their daughter in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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  James Marshall Jacobs
52nd AOC, Aug 19-Nov 22, 1974

     James Marshall Jacobs, 81, of Salem, died on Thursday, April 26, 2012. He was born on July 22, 1930 in Thoroughfare Gap in Fauquier County and grew up in Rapidan in Culpeper County. He was a proud Korean War veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps and stationed at Quantico, VA. Professionally, he was retired from the VA State Police Division 6 Headquarters in Glenvar after 37 ½ years having moved through the ranks as Trooper to Captain. His church membership was held at Cave Spring Baptist Church. He was also a big Atlanta Braves fan.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, Raymond Logan and Cecelia Owens Jacobs; and a brother, Raymond Logan Jacobs, Jr. His surviving family includes his wife, Nancy R. Jacobs of Salem; children, Douglas Marshall Jacobs and wife, Kathleen, of Hardy, Susan A. Jacobs of Hollywood, FL, and Carol A. Nin and husband, Robert, of Coral Springs, FL; granddaughter, Elizabeth Lauren Jacobs; brother, Shirly Lee Jacobs and wife, Anne, of Bristol, TN; sisters-in-law, Billie Jacobs, Frances Runyon, and Dot Mowbray; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special dog, Sadie.

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